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Farmers' Crops Are Rotting in the Fields Thanks To Trump


Business  (tags: farmers, crops, food, harvests, harvesting, workers. immigrants, farms )

Freya
- 577 days ago - dailykos.com
Trump's immigration and trade policy is singlehandedly hurting an already struggling agriculture sector. Farmers are crying, literally crying, that they cannot find the people qualified to harvest their crops.



   

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Peggy B (43)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 8:45 pm
This was exactly my argument last year when Trump was running for office and I said I didn't want to hear the people who voted for him moaning because the prices of produce goes up because Americans would work for the pitiful money that migrant workers would.
 

Animae C (507)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 8:58 pm
And effing trumps response is........ CRICKETS!!!!!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 

Philippa Powers (10)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 10:35 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya.
 

Sue H (7)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 11:09 pm
Shame. :(
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 21, 2017, 4:05 am
I live in a region where a lot of fruit and vegetables are cultivated on fields and have found that during the harvest time there is always a lot left that is either not harvested or simply left behind. That is why I have become accustomed if possible with the permission of the respective builder to make a post harvest to cover my personal needs. This is then not theft, but a good utilization of food, which otherwise will rott.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday August 21, 2017, 4:17 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday August 21, 2017, 5:19 am
Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Barbara D (1)
Monday August 21, 2017, 8:00 am
Because farmers can't find *qualified* (sic) ******* to do the filthy, stoop labor that no American would ever even consider doing? So you blame it all on President Trump? Get real!
Why do we have no such problem in New York state where I live?
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday August 21, 2017, 9:38 am
Noted, Thank you
 

Kathy B (106)
Monday August 21, 2017, 12:20 pm
I've read several reports where non-immigrants have tried field work, I think the hardiest soul lasted 1 day.
 

Spy K (224)
Monday August 21, 2017, 2:01 pm
noted-----thanks-----had already read-----hey trumpers go do all this WORK that' furreigners' are taking away from you------LOL-----bet they do not
 

Julie W (33)
Monday August 21, 2017, 5:17 pm
It was pretty obvious that this would happen - well, obvious to any intelligent person! Trump never seems to consider the consequences of his actions - rather like a child.
 

Janet B (0)
Monday August 21, 2017, 7:55 pm
Thanks
 

Colleen L (3)
Monday August 21, 2017, 10:14 pm
Agree with Julie's comment. Thanks Freya
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 10:03 am
buy local. Buy oeganic
 

Ian Crory (31)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 12:41 pm
now
 

Raleighaway k (359)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 10:33 pm
Agree completely with Julie W. - What did we really expect?!
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 4:41 am
Thank you
 
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